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#1 This is wrong on a lot of levels. It strains the notion of "due process." This happened to a Marine Viet vet friend who served two tours in Nam. He was also a cop for quite a few years. He was later diagnosed with PTSD. Once you are determined "incompetent," you play hell getting off that list. It is like a no fly list--once on, it is hard or impossible to get off. Losing your Constitutional rights is a disincentive to seeking help.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-02-24 15:01||
#2 It's VA CYA. Nothing more. Nothing less.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2013-02-24 15:23||
#3 Well, it isn't actually true, either. What the letter says is that IF you are found mentally incompetent, you could be prevented from owning firearms. It goes on to explain to the veteran how to PREVENT being declared incompetent. This goes back to 2006, I think.
Basically the deal is this: If you are unable to manage your finances, you could be declared incompetent. If that happens, someone else will be designated to receive any veterans benefits you are entitled to and will be in charge of spending that money for you. They will be designated your "guardian". If this happens, your ability to own firearms could be impacted.
You might want to read this, particularly the last paragraph just before the comments start.
Posted by crosspatch 2013-02-24 15:30||
#4 Yeah, It's a bit alarmist.
If the language gets any stronger it will be a real problem, but in essence I think most people would agree that a mental incompetent should not be buying guns.
Problem is, the govt would find about 99.3% of us "incompetent" if they could use that as a wedge.
Posted by bigjim-CA 2013-02-24 15:40||
#5 Problem is, the govt would find about 99.3% of us "incompetent" if they could use that as a wedge.
I'm sure they're eyeing 49% from the last election as a start, using the old Soviet standards to declare dissidents individuals mentally ill.
BTW, given case law, doesn't the ADA prohibit this approach?
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-02-24 15:50||
#6 As per FOX NEWS this AM, may be in line wid newly proposed legislation to emplant ANY + ALL FED EMPLOYEES WID SO-CALLED RFID = "BIO-CHIPS".
As Fed retirees, these Personages could be recalled to duty or employment in times of contingency.
[INFAMOUS USDHS, FEMA BULK AMMO PURCHASES here].
ALso good for ANTI-US GLOBALISTS + ALIGNED AS PER OWG + NAU 2015, ETC. RELATED - once again, the USA is intended to suborned under ANTI-NATIONALIST, ANTI-SOVEREIGN, ANTI-CONSTITUTIONAL WHERE SO-CALLED "BORDERS" IS JUST A LINE ON KIDDIE, ARCHAIC, OR "QUAINT" SCHOOL + UNIVERSITY TEXTBOOKS + CLASSROOM AIDS.
IOW, Washington needs to "mark" for SkyNet-Matrix any + all de facto legal US Citizens-Residents as opposed to any + all non-US residing + working widin the post-2015, OWG/NAU-suborned USA.
D *** NG IT, HOW CAN THE DRONES = GLOBAL SPAWAR MONITOR + ARREST YOU, OR FIRE A LR HELLFIRE, IFF THEY DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU + YOURS ARE AT 24-7-365 - INQUIRING CYLONS = "THE MACHINES/DALEKS" WANNA KNOW???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-02-24 18:28||
#7 We can't emphazise this enuff - DON'T DATE ROBOTS!
Plus, your Gun is watching you???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-02-24 18:33||